How To Add Patience To Your Faith: P.4 (8.19.18)

Proverbs 23:18
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

Expectation is vital. Without it you will never stay patient.

Expectation is a big thing with God.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Proverbs 24:14
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

With God there is an appointed time for everything. Hope is to see the end from the beginning, and patience is to stick with the process until it manifests.

Psalms 89:4
Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations.

Isaiah 55:11
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

John 15:7-8
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Psalms 130:5
I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

Galatians 6:9
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

To “faint” is to give up, cave in and quit. When you are standing on God’s Word, the only way you’ll not get to your destination is if you quit.

Psalms 62:1-2,5-8
Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.

Hope operates with the end result in mind from the beginning.

Romans 8:25
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Everything in our lives begins to align with what we expect.

When God gives us a vision/hope, He puts a timestamp on it. It will manifest on that every date and time. Trust in Him. Don’t faint and miss your appointment.

Habakkuk 2:2-3
And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Before your vision comes to pass, you have to speak for it. But after it comes to pass, it will speak for itself.

Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Matthew 12: 35-37
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

What are you releasing with your conversation?

Jesus always responds to faith. In Mark 5, Jairus had Jesus coming to his house to heal his daughter. In the process, Jesus got delayed by the woman with the issue of blood. While He was speaking with her, Jairus got this report: “Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?” (v.35). Those around him didn’t have hope, which is clear since they asked him while he still troubled Jesus. To this, Jesus responded, “ Be not afraid, only believe.” (v.36). (See Mark 5 22-43)

Don’t let those around you talk you out of your patience and faith in God. He is not constrained by time. He appoints a time for everything, and sometimes the season for our breakthrough coincides with someone else’s breakthrough.

In mark 5, someone who had lived 12 good years (Jairus), and someone who had lived 12 bad years(the woman with the issue of blood), crossed paths. Jesus used that appointed time to heal them both.

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